Tag: audio

Is This The Loudest Consumer Speaker In The World?

A French audio company, Devialet, is set to release its “Phantom” model home speaker, claiming sound outputs upwards of 4500w/108db (Phantom Gold), roughly the volume of a live concert. The Phantom is a plastic and kevlar shell housing aluminium speakers, whose stray vibrations are minimal, thus yielding undistorted wavelengths. The technology on display has been dubbed as an “active cospherical engine loudspeaker” and is marketed as an all purpose audio tool, allowing it to power anything from an iPod to a home cinema system effectively. With two speakers emitting sounds in multi directions, and a low end technology that allows ... Read more

Add Custom Lighting Effects To Serato DJ Sets With New Hardware

Serato DJs (are you still out there?) will soon be able to incorporate lighting into their DJ sets. Through Soundswitch, professional lighting (as claimed by the company) will be accessible to everyone, bypassing the need for expensive visual professionals (in theory) at DJ performances. basically the package, created by a New Zealand company, acts as a bridge between Serato and the DMX Lighting Systems (the industry standard), attached lighting effects to audio cues. Of course, DJs who want tp use the technology will have to find a pretty intensive, professional lightning system somewhere to “practice,” but at least it bypasses ... Read more

Dolby Labs Multi-Dimensional Atmos System Is Coming To Nightclubs Soon

From the cinema to the nightclub, the way we hear music at our favourite venues may be about to change forever thanks to Dolby’s Atmos system. Dolby Laboratoriess has been a staple of cinema’s the world over (you may have heard the system in films like ‘Gravity’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’), but now the company looks to bring its famed Atmos sound technology into the nightclub space.  As described by Gabe Cory, the product manager of Dolby Atmos: A club that has been outfitted with a Dolby Atmos set-up will give audiences a unique and high-quality audio experience they’ve never ... Read more

Weav Will Change The Way We Listen To And Create Music

Make music that sounds awesome “at any speed”. That is the motto from Google Maps co-creator Lars Rasmussen‘s latest interactive music production format, Weav.  Allowing musicians to manipulate tempo without affecting track quality, “artists can specify how the track should change and develop as the tempo is increased or decreased, opening up tremendous new creative possibilities,” says the project’s website. “The artist controls the composition, changing the experience depending on the playback speed chosen by the listener.” The premise is simple: when a track’s tempo is manipulated by a listener, it inevitably becomes distorted. By affecting the BPM, a track’s original form becomes warped – ... Read more